After a quarter of a century the arena needs some stiffing up. The lighting has gotten weak over the years. The sound system has always been pathetic! Usually it's impossible to understand what's being said. After all these years you think they could have gotten someone to buy a few speakers!
They need to find a way to go to an 85 x 200 rink. The olympics sized rink does nothing to prepare the Gophers for post season play. Someone on this forum said lowering the ice sheet won't work due to water table issues. There must be another way to do it.
I don't think I've ever heard a worse hockey announcer than Doug! When he says "Metallurgy save" I just about puke! Ben CLymer is very knowledgable but he needs to be a little smoother in his delivery. I'll love to see Wally and Frank back on the TV broadcasts.
I hope Ryan Lindgren's injury tonight isn't serious. D is the weakest part of this Gopher team. Losing one of their better defensemen wouldn't bode well for the post season.